American anti-tank systems of the latest generation of Javelin, which should come into service of Ukraine, appear in possession of the Ukrainian military within six months. This was during a visit to the Brussels headquarters of NATO Deputy chief of the General staff Viktor Muzhenko, writes UNIAN.
Speaking about the timing of supply, the army General said that he had talked about it with colleagues from the countries of the Alliance.
“They referred to different periods – from two to five or six months,” – said the commander of the armed forces.
According Muzhenko, to obtain these weapons, you must have a properly prepared space for storage.
“All these issues worked out, we already have such places are identified, ongoing training and problems on objects where to store such weapons, we will not. Nobody is going to give, to give, or even, say, leave it in battle. This weapon, which comes to the armament of the Ukrainian army to enhance the capabilities of the APU as an element of deterrence in the confrontation with the Russian Federation”, – said the chief of staff.
Earlier today, Muzhenko said that the armed forces are prepared to adopt a “javelin”.
See also: preparations for the armed forces of the Javelin – Muzhenko
January 5, 2018, the media wrote that the Javelin missile would be ready in parts of the Mat away from the front, but later it turned out that we are talking about anti-tank systems of the previous generation TOW.
Jan 12, acting press-Secretary of Netacademy Land forces Anton myronovych said that Ukraine is not going operator training Javelin, as long as the APU is no such systems. However, he said, if we receive an order, specialists will immediately start relevant work. The General staff also confirmed LIGA.net information about operator training Javelin.
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